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View J_Ellis_G's profile

Info on old hatchet

10-12-2017 04:43 PM by J_Ellis_G

Picked up this little guy the other day. Haven’t been able to find refe...

2 10-24-2017 12:47 AM
View Ray's profile

Craftsman planes with red frog

08-23-2017 12:59 AM by Ray

Can someone tell me the years of manufacture for red frog Craftsman planes? ...

3 10-22-2017 11:32 PM
View Crg's profile

Dating Stanley no. 45 combination plane

10-17-2017 02:24 PM by Crg

I need help dating this Stanley no. 45. I picked this one up on eBay last wee...

8 10-22-2017 10:12 PM
View Sab1982's profile

Need help identifying old Disston

10-07-2017 12:36 AM by Sab1982

Hi all! I recently found an old Disston at a garage sale. I can’t seem to fi...

4 10-22-2017 03:16 PM
View Bluenote38's profile

Cleaning old moulding planes

08-16-2017 12:03 PM by Bluenote38

I have a box (cardboard) of old moulding planes that have the fine patina of ...

19 10-22-2017 02:46 PM
View Rick_M's profile

Chalk lines... Is all blue chalk the same?

10-21-2017 01:32 AM by Rick_M

Probably a dumb question but mine fell off the roof and broke so after asking...

9 10-21-2017 05:13 PM
View Rob's profile

How well do diamond sharpening stones hold up for sharpening, and do you really come out ahead?

03-15-2014 01:07 PM by Rob

I’ve been trying to learn what I can about sharpening and it seems most...

56 10-20-2017 07:03 PM
View gargey's profile

PMV-11 In Lie-Nielsen #4 1/2

10-16-2017 03:07 PM by gargey

I asked about compatibility in an earlier thread – and as Derek Cohen s...

18 10-20-2017 03:46 PM
View AggieTreed's profile

Antique Broadax Question

10-17-2017 02:27 PM by AggieTreed

Howdy all, I was hoping to get some help in identifying an old log hewing bro...

9 10-20-2017 03:45 PM
View Svdharma's profile

Stanley "yellow handle" #60 chisels--- Good budget chisel set?

10-19-2017 01:20 PM by Svdharma

Hello all! I’m new to the forum. I have a decent amount of woodworking ...

11 10-20-2017 01:02 AM
View SamuelP's profile

Workamates of our Dreams

02-25-2012 11:40 PM by SamuelP

A thread for that little helper who is always there when you need her. ...

358 10-19-2017 01:08 AM
View dakremer's profile

Planes on Craigslist - good buy?

10-18-2017 02:55 PM by dakremer

8 10-18-2017 04:43 PM
View Larry Wilson's profile

Is Eucalyptus a good wood for small box making?

10-16-2017 04:38 PM by Larry Wilson

I have an option to get some Eucalyptus at a good price. Is it a good choic...

6 10-17-2017 08:28 PM
View Dwain's profile

Any Hand Plane Fettlers out Arizona way?

10-15-2017 12:41 AM by Dwain

I am trying to get a Stanley #4 back to life and am running into some issues....

7 10-17-2017 03:33 PM
View HermanKuhn's profile

auger hand drill using small bits

10-14-2017 01:25 PM by HermanKuhn

So i have an auger bit hand drill that I love to use, but can only go down to...

6 10-17-2017 03:10 PM
View mmcc73's profile

Stanley 45 rear depth stop won't stop

10-14-2017 10:32 PM by mmcc73

Hi All – just picked up a Stanley 45. On the depth stop below the handl...

9 10-17-2017 12:42 PM
View isu1977's profile

Coping Saw

10-13-2017 03:05 PM by isu1977

I found this Coping Saw (see attachment) of my dad’s and I need...

17 10-17-2017 11:56 AM
View JCG936's profile

Ulmia Bench Parts - Need Help Locating

10-14-2017 08:55 PM by JCG936

Just joined and I am looking for advice on where to find a replacement part f...

5 10-16-2017 09:51 PM
View adot45's profile

Union Cleanup

10-16-2017 06:06 PM by adot45

I have had some luck the past few weeks at flea markets, and some surprises t...

0 10-16-2017 06:06 PM
View woodbutcherbynight's profile

Metric only measuring tools source in USA

10-13-2017 03:36 AM by woodbutcherbynight

Anyone have a decent priced source for metric only combination square or mayb...

16 10-16-2017 12:39 AM

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